Vision-Sciences Selected As Preferred Vendor For Endoscopy Equipment By 21st Century Oncology

Orangeburg, NY, Dec. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orangeburg, NY - December 19, 2013-Vision-Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSCI), a leading provider of uniqueflexible endoscopic products utilizing its proprietary steriledisposable EndoSheath® technology, has entered into an agreementwith 21 st Century Oncology, Inc., under whichVision-Sciences is 21 st Century's Preferred Vendor ofChoice for endoscopy equipment used for evaluation and treatmentprocedures in multiple therapeutic and cancer care areas.  Theequipment agreement includes several of the company's advancedfiberoptic and video based endoscopic imaging products, includingflexible laryngoscopes, transnasal esophagoscopes, bronchoscopes,and cystoscopes, all of which are utilized in the diagnosing,treatment, and management of head and neck, esophageal, lung, andbladder cancers.

"We are pleased to have forged thismulti-disciplinary agreement with 21 st Century Oncology,Inc.  This is another important validation of our 'alwaysready, always sterile' EndoSheath technology platform, whichprovides high-quality endoscopy while protecting patients againstthe hazards of inadequate endoscopic reprocessing," said HowardZauberman, President and Chief Executive Officer ofVision-Sciences.  "We look forward to the continued growth ofour franchise enabled by this agreement, which affords us theopportunity to outfit each of 21 st Century's 166treatment centers in the U.S. and Latin America with state of theart imaging technology and the only sterile endoscopic solution inthe market.

"In keeping with our commitment to deliveringhigh quality care for patients, we have selected Vision-Sciences asour Preferred Vendor of Choice for endoscopy equipment," said KathyTolentino, Director Purchasing, 21st Century Oncology, Inc. "Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath technology offers the only sterile,disposable option in flexible endoscopic treatment for the enhancedsafety of patients.  This agreement provides us the mostefficient and cost-effective manner to perform safe, efficaciousendoscopic management."

About Vision-Sciences, Inc.

Vision-Sciences, Inc. designs, develops,manufactures and markets products for flexible endoscopy. TheCompany's unique product lines feature a streamlined visualizationsystem and proprietary sterile disposable microbial barrier, knownas EndoSheath ® technology, providing users withefficient and cost effective endoscope turnover while enhancingpatient safety.  Information about Vision-Sciences' productsis available at www.visionsciences.com.

Vision-Sciences owns the trademarks VisionSciences™ and Slide-On™ and the registered trademarksEndoSheath ®, EndoWipe ® and The VisionSystem ®.

About 21stCentury

21 st Century Oncology, Inc., whichoperates and manages radiation treatment centers primarily underthe name 21st Century Oncology, offers a comprehensive range ofradiation treatment alternatives and focuses on deliveringacademic-quality, cost-effective patient care in a personal andconvenient setting.  The Company operates 166 treatmentcenters, including 133 centers located in 16 U.S. states and 33centers in six Latin American countries. The Company holdsmarket-leading positions in most of its domestic local markets andabroad.  21 st Century Oncology is headquartered inFort Myers, Florida.

Contacts:

KeithDarragh                                                                                                                      Lisa Wilson

VP,Finance                                                                                                                         President

Vision-Sciences,Inc.                                                                                                          In-Site Communications, Inc.

(845)365-0600                                                                                                                   (212) 452-2793

invest@visionsciences.com                                                                                             lwilson@insitecony.com

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